Tarryall Tailwater – RMAC A-8

Tarryall Creek Brown Trout

Beautiful Tarryall Creek Brown Trout!


Jefferson, CO (9,500ft)

The Tarryall Creek Tailwater (A-8) offers anglers over 4 total miles of incredible tailwater stream. This popular private section of Tarryall is situated just below the Tarryall Reservior and home to wild brown and rainbow trout, up to 16 inches and larger, and even the occasional reservoir-escapee behemoth pike.

The narrow river wanders pleasantly through willows and meadow, creating glassy dry fly runs, rocky pocket water, bend pools, and nifty tailouts.

This sought-after property is perfect for anglers seeking quality fish without the crowds. The Tarryall Tailwater offers peaceful scenery, abundant trout life, challenge, backcountry aesthetic, and lots of elbow room. We’ve had several guests comment that fishing here “Felt like Montana.” Our senior guide Tom says, “It still feels like what Colorado used to be.”

Water conditions on this creek can vary due to weather. However, it’s position near the dam makes this venue more consistent in terms of water conditions (most often clear) than others throughout the picturesque Tarryall Valley.

Tarryall Creek Fly Fishing

Adventure on Tarryall Creek!

Optimal stream flows are between 30 – 80 CFS, but the property fishes up to 125 CFS. Earlier starts are advisable during the warmest summer months. Abundant insect life make dry fly fishing here a frequent delight. In the property log book, anglers have reported up to 40 fish days, on hopper-dropper rigs, without ever changing patterns. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife as the valley is home to all sorts of Colorado natives.

ROD FEES: $85.00 *This fee is in addition to standard guide rates. Individual anglers, pairs, and small groups only. Please note, rod fees secure the property for the date, and are nonrefundable.

LOCATION: The ranch is located along County Road 77, 18 miles southeast of Hwy. 285 at Jefferson and 22 miles northwest of the CR 77 juncture with Hwy. 24.

FACILITIES: There are no restroom or indoor facilities on this property. The nearest public restrooms are located at Tarryall Reservoir, with additional services in the town of Jefferson.

To inquire on availability, or to any questions regarding this beautiful water, please don’t hesitate to CONTACT US.


Tarryall Trout Fishing